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Achieving Goals

Create Reasons, Not Excuses!

Even when you have no choice but to be out of balance, for example, a work project is taking up most of your time, there’s no reason why you cannot set aside five minutes towards a goal.

If you want to author a book, you can write a paragraph in five minutes. You can edit it later on, but you cannot edit a blank page. If you want to start your own business, you can write down one paragraph or several notes of a business plan in five minutes. By the end of the month, all those five minutes will turn into something bigger.

You may have enough words on paper to turn your paragraphs into a 250 page book or you may have your business plan written well enough to edit it and print it out.

It is like a snowball effect. You start small and continue rolling that snowball down the hill. Before you know it, you have a boulder of success coming your way.

Being Goal Oriented Is Good, Up To A Certain Point

Some people are obsessed with getting things done. People who obsess about getting things done, put everybody and everything before their own hopes, dreams, and aspirations.

Then, suddenly, they look around and their life is moving faster as time goes on. They have reached a certain age and all of their hopes, dreams, and aspirations are nowhere in sight.

Do not be addicted to getting things done for everyone and everything. Put yourself on the schedule. Put your dreams on your to-do list. Be addicted to getting things done for you, and more importantly for your dreams.

Put It Down On Paper

There is no better or faster way to achieve a goal than to put it down on paper. Have you ever noticed how the items on your to-do list get done when you write them down and refer back to them?   Check them off one at a time.  This will help you stay focused.

If you have goals, dreams, and aspirations or you simply want to enjoy more of life’s simple pleasures, put it down on paper. If you want to spend more time in nature, put it down on paper.

If you want to walk down by the beach, write it down. Believe it or not, it becomes more tangible and real if you put it down on paper. You can now look at it as a goal or an item, which is incomplete if you do not follow through. Putting things in writing makes them more effective.  By keeping a journal or a planner will help you to be productive. 
You can check out the blog post I created on creating How to Create A Journal here

Break It Up In To Smaller Sections

When a task looks like a mountain, it will feel that way until you break it up into smaller stepping stones. If you have a task to complete, break it up into smaller chunks. Take the project apart from start to finish and spend a few minutes each day breaking it down.

If you want to rent your basement out, for example, and you go down there and look at how many days and hours it will take to achieve the goal and simply throw your hands up and walk away, it will never happen.  However, if you take the project and break it up into smaller chunks, you will begin to see results.

Give yourself 15 -20 minutes per day, each day, where you clean out one box or one corner. Before you know it, the basement is cleaned out and you are ready to move on to the next step. It is important that you do not exceed the 15-20 minute time limit. Once the 15-20 minutes is up, go on to the next task.

Take One Small Step Each Day Even If You Do Not Feel Like It

This is probably one of the most important tips. Take one, small actionable step every day. If you want to achieve goals, you must realize the thoughts in your head will create your life to show up as it is.

If you feel that a dream is unreachable or unobtainable, then it will be. However, if you take one small actionable step each day, you will soon realize your goals and dreams and you will be living life to the fullest.

You might even ask yourself how you got there so quickly. Our dreams are so important to us and when we think about how they show up in our heads, they are these grand visions.

Maybe yours is of a mansion in California or an acceptance speech at the Oscars. Then we check out and tell ourselves those dreams are too big and too unrealistic.

If you want to become an actor, take on extra work to pay for some acting classes. If you want to author a book, write one paragraph per day. Small actionable steps can add up to large measurable results.

Get An Accountability Partner

Grab a partner and share the experience. For example, if you want to lose weight, ask someone who is dependable, honest, and capable to help keep you on track.

Do not do it alone. You may also want to consider the following ideas to help you focus on being accountable to yourself.

  • Record your progress.
  • Pay a fine.
  • Join a mastermind group.
  • Put a timer on it.

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